TOULON: Long weekend of All Saints’ Day, VINCI Autoroutes recalls the golden rules of autumn driving

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For this second weekend of the All Saints holidays, a long weekend including November 1, traffic will be mainly loaded on Friday October 29 afternoon and until the early evening and November 1 at the same times.

VINCI Autoroutes Long weekend of All Saints' Day

The VINCI Autoroutes teams are mobilized to support motorists in preparing their trips as well as possible and driving safely. VINCI Autoroutes reiterates the three essential rules to be observed at this time of the year when night driving time is lengthening and weather conditions require increased vigilance.

3 golden safety rules to follow

– 1. Seeing well and being seen
Check the proper functioning of the equipment essential for autumn driving such as windshield wipers, headlights (sidelights, low beams, high beams, etc.), the cleanliness of the windshield and exterior mirrors. As for 2 wheels, equip yourself with retro-reflective accessories. For more information, click here.
– 2. Extend your safety distances in rainy weather
In rainy weather, the braking distance is multiplied by 2. To avoid aquaplaning in heavy downpours, do not brake suddenly but briefly take your foot off the accelerator and adjust your speed. It is also important to have tires in good condition and properly inflated, and to change them when the tread depth becomes less than 1.6 mm. Furthermore, it is recommended
switch on the dipped headlights but not to use the fog lights, which dazzle the drivers in front. For more information on driving in rainy weather,
Click here.
– 3. Use your fog lights when visibility is reduced
In the event of fog, you should turn on your fog lights and remember to turn them off when visibility returns to normal. If the visibility is reduced to 50 m, the speed is limited to 50 km / h. Do not turn on the main beam headlights, which have the effect of creating a “white wall” which hinders driving. In addition, certain areas at risk (near swamps, bodies of water or rivers, forest areas and valleys, etc.) require special attention.

The break is still necessary, in compliance with health rules

VINCI Autoroutes invites its customers to respect barrier measures at each stage of the journey:

– Hydroalcoholic gel and wearing a mask in the areas
In the service areas, reception is carried out in strict compliance with health rules. Wearing a mask is compulsory and hydroalcoholic gel is made available to customers at the entrance to the shops. Specific routes and signs are installed to make it easier to respect physical distances.
– Reinforced sanitary cleaning
Items that can be touched during breaks (door handles, taps, waste container lids) are carefully disinfected by the teams several times a day. Likewise, sanitary maintenance in service and rest areas is carried out regularly using specific disinfectant products.
Traffic conditions for the weekend from October 29 to November 1, 2021
In general, the traffic should be dense to very busy, mainly Friday October 29 at the end of the day, Saturday October 30 in the morning and Monday November 1 in the afternoon, when the departures on vacation are added to the returns of this prolonged weekend.

In the Paris region

When passing the Saint-Arnoult toll, in the direction of the province, traffic will be loaded Friday October 29 from midday until 9 p.m. with a peak in the late afternoon, Saturday October 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday October 31 at the end of the morning.
In the direction of the returns, the traffic will be dense especially on Monday November 1 from the beginning of the afternoon with a peak between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

In the Center region

In the Center and the Great West, it is in the region of Orleans that the difficulties will be concentrated, in the direction of the south, the traffic will gradually load on Friday, October 29 from the beginning of the afternoon and until the end. evening, Saturday October 30 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., with peak traffic from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sunday October 31 at the end of the morning.
Heading north, at the junction between the A10 and the A71, on Monday, November 1, traffic will intensify from the start of the afternoon with a peak from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On the A11, in the agglomeration of Le Mans, the busiest periods are planned in the direction of departures on Friday at the end of the afternoon in the direction of Brittany and, in the direction of returns, Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In the Rhône valley

On the A7 motorway, traffic will be heavy to very busy from Friday, October 29 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. southbound. Saturday morning will also experience difficult traffic conditions in the late morning. On Monday November 1, traffic will increase from 3 p.m. with a peak of 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In the direction of Lyon, traffic will increase from 2 p.m. on Friday, October 29 and will be difficult until 7 p.m. On Saturday morning, it is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. that the traffic will be particularly dense. Finally, on Monday November 1, traffic will load from 2 p.m. with a peak of 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Around the Mediterranean

On the A9 motorway, in both directions of traffic, traffic will gradually load from 2 p.m. on Friday, October 29 and will be very dense at the end of the afternoon, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traffic conditions will remain difficult until 7 p.m. Saturday morning traffic will also be busy from mid-morning until early afternoon. On Monday, November 1, traffic will increase from the start of the afternoon. It will peak from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will remain charged until the early evening.
On the A8 motorway, in both directions of traffic, traffic will be busy Friday, October 29 from mid-morning until late afternoon around large cities, mainly around Aix-en-Provence. It will be the same Monday, November 1 in the direction of returns.

A device to inform customers in real time:

• Radio VINCI Autoroutes (107.7)
• 3605, customer service 24/7 (free service + call price)
• The website
• Twitter accounts @VINCIAutoroutes; @ A7Trafic; @ A8Trafic; @ A9Trafic; @ A10Trafic; @ A11Trafic; @ A46Trafic; @ A63Traffic; @ A87Trafic; @MarseilleTrafic; @BordeauxTrafic; @TunnelToulon; @ duplexa86; @ToulousePeriph

About VINCI Autoroutes

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